Here's what I did with my ladder. This is most of my vintage box collection.
I tried layering linens/small quilts on the ladder. But I couldn't get anything to hang straight. And that frustrated me to the point of taking them down.
I had seen something similar to this on a blog or Pinterest or somewhere and remembered it.
I may put something in the wooden boxes. But to keep the top two up there, I had to put a nail into the back side of each box. After that, I was worn out. Had to get off my feet. A chore for another day.
I decided not to paint the horse frame, for now anyway. I kind of like the contrast anyway.
I felt that the red ottoman in front of a red piece of furniture was too much red in one spot. So I laid a small quilt I made years ago atop the ottoman to break up the flow of red visually.
Charlie on his throne. His favorite blanky in his dog bed on the couch. My boy does love that spot. Abi has never gone near it.